Bishop peak is the tallest of the nine sisters, which are a collection of volcanic mountains and hills in western San Luis Obispo County. This crown shaped peak offers a breathtaking view of San Luis Obispo and the surrounding area. From it's summit, you can see the rolling hills as they stretch to the horizon. Of all the hikes in the San Luis Obispo area, Bishop peak is the most popular.
This San Luis Obispo hike begins in the northwest and can be accessed via Brittany Circle ( 3.5 mile hike) or Patricia Drive (4.2 mile hike). The elevation gain is about 1000 feet to the top of Bishop peak, so come prepared with proper footwear, clothing, and plenty of water. The trails are dirt and rock with moderately difficult sections. Those who make it to the top are treated to some of the best views in the area, especially at sunset.
Bishop peak is also known for being a great climbing spot. Many climbers scale the large boulders at the top of the peak. If you are planning to spend some time at the top of Bishop Peak, consider packing lunch and having a picnic. There are places to sit and relax at the top.